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Eric Brevig

Eric Brevig made his directorial debut with Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, the first live-action feature to shoot in digital 3D. He has also been honored for his groundbreaking efforts as a visual effects supervisor, receiving an Academy Award for Special Achievement in Visual Effects for Paul Verhoeven's 1990 hit Total Recall, for which he also received a Saturn Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Brevig subsequently earned Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects for Steven Spielberg's Hook and Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor. For his special effects work in Barry Sonnenfeld's smash hit sci-fi comedy Men in Black, Brevig received nominations for a BAFTA Award and a Saturn Award. He also received Saturn Award nominations for Scrooged and The Indian in the Cupboard.

His many feature credits as visual effects supervisor also include Michael Bay's The Island; Roland Emmerich's blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow; Jim Cameron's The Abyss; Peter Pan, directed by P.J. Hogan; Wild Wild West, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld; Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes; Disclosure, directed by Barry Levinson; the sci-fi comedy Earth Girls are Easy; and the hit comedy Big Business.

In addition to his visual effects work, Brevig served as second unit director on several of his films, including The Island, Pearl Harbor, Wild Wild West, Men in Black and The Indian in the Cupboard.

A Los Angeles native, Brevig completed his Masters degree at UCLA's prestigious film school. An expert in 3D filmmaking, he oversaw the photography and visual effects for Magic Journeys, Captain EO and Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, all created for continuing exhibition at Disney theme parks around the world.


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